Susan Virginia "Sue" Akers

F, b. June 11, 1857, d. June 17, 1934
FatherWilliam Henry Akers b. June 20, 1817, d. April 17, 1891
MotherElizabeth Ann Akers b. June 9, 1825, d. April 6, 1902
     Susan Virginia "Sue" Akers was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 She was born on June 11, 1857 at Virginia.1,2 She married Robert Willie "Rob" Smith on November 20, 1879 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3 As of November 20, 1879,her married name was Smith. Susan Virginia "Sue" Akers died on June 17, 1934 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 77.1,2

Census Records

1890Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia4

Family

Robert Willie "Rob" Smith b. April 30, 1858, d. July 10, 1943
Marriage*Susan Virginia "Sue" Akers married Robert Willie "Rob" Smith on November 20, 1879 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3 

Citations

  1. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  2. [S920] Paul Craghead, Wilson Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  3. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.

Robert Willie "Rob" Smith

M, b. April 30, 1858, d. July 10, 1943
     Robert Willie "Rob" Smith was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 He was born on April 30, 1858 at Virginia.1,2 He married Susan Virginia "Sue" Akers, daughter of William Henry Akers and Elizabeth Ann Akers, on November 20, 1879 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3 Robert Willie "Rob" Smith died on July 10, 1943 at Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 85; Paul Craghead's listing has a death date of Jul 10, 1942.1,2

Census Records

1890Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia4

Family

Susan Virginia "Sue" Akers b. June 11, 1857, d. June 17, 1934
Marriage*Robert Willie "Rob" Smith married Susan Virginia "Sue" Akers, daughter of William Henry Akers and Elizabeth Ann Akers, on November 20, 1879 at Floyd Co., Virginia.3 

Citations

  1. [S292] Rena Worthen & Margarette Tynan, Floyd Co. Virginia Cemetery Inscriptions, Volume 1.
  2. [S920] Paul Craghead, Wilson Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  3. [S16] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 3, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  4. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.

Dillard Sparrel Dobbins1,2,3

M, b. March 15, 1878, d. August 18, 1957
FatherBallard C. Dobbins1 b. December 29, 1842, d. April 6, 1930
MotherSarah Malinda Jones1 b. circa 1849, d. March 15, 1921
     Dillard Sparrel Dobbins was buried at Red Oak Grove Cemetery, Rt. 221 east from Floyd, left on Bethlehem Church Road NE, left at next fork (Red Oak Grove Road north), on a hill across from Red Oak Grove Church of the Brethren, Floyd Co., Virginia.2 He was born on March 15, 1878 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2,3 He married Lucy Ella Mitchell on October 5, 1898 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 Dillard Sparrel Dobbins died on August 18, 1957 at age 79.2

Census Records

1890Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia4

Family

Lucy Ella Mitchell b. November 21, 1879, d. October 17, 1977
Marriage*Dillard Sparrel Dobbins married Lucy Ella Mitchell on October 5, 1898 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S221] Barb Reininger, Red Oak Grove Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  3. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  4. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  6. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Lucy Ella Mitchell1

F, b. November 21, 1879, d. October 17, 1977
     Lucy Ella Mitchell was buried at Red Oak Grove Cemetery, Rt. 221 east from Floyd, left on Bethlehem Church Road NE, left at next fork (Red Oak Grove Road north), on a hill across from Red Oak Grove Church of the Brethren, Floyd Co., Virginia.2,3 She was born on November 21, 1879 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 She married Dillard Sparrel Dobbins, son of Ballard C. Dobbins and Sarah Malinda Jones, on October 5, 1898 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 As of October 5, 1898,her married name was Dobbins. Lucy Ella Mitchell died on October 17, 1977 at Kissimmee, Osceola Co., Florida, at age 97.2,3 She FLOYD -- Mrs. Lucy Ellen Dobbins, 97, a native of Floyd and the widow of Dillard Dobbins died Monday morning, October 17, in Kissimmee, Fla. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Hayward Johnson, of Kissimmee; two sons, James and Frank Dobbins, both of Roanoke; one sister, Mrs. Maggie Sumpter, Perryville, Md; 13 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral will be October 21, at 1:00 p.m. at the Red Oak Grove Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Archie Naff and the Rev. R. L. Painter officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. on October 20, 1977.3

Family

Dillard Sparrel Dobbins b. March 15, 1878, d. August 18, 1957
Marriage*She married Dillard Sparrel Dobbins, son of Ballard C. Dobbins and Sarah Malinda Jones, on October 5, 1898 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S221] Barb Reininger, Red Oak Grove Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  3. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Lucy Ellen Dobbins obituary in the Oct 20, 1977 edition.
  4. [S331] William Lindsay Lawrence, Judy G. Blackwell, Erma C. Sowers, and Mabel Collins Willis Ora Belle Mayberry McColeman, Descendants of Elder John Lawrence.
  5. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Leonard Hall Strickler1,2

M, b. May 16, 1908, d. September 27, 1987
FatherHerbert Helm Strickler1,3,4,5,6,2 b. October 24, 1884, d. November 7, 1962
MotherLouanna Elizabeth Hall1,3,4,5,6,2 b. December 4, 1888, d. January 19, 1967
     Leonard Hall Strickler was buried at Pine Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Rt. 682, 0.6 miles north of Rt. 221, Floyd Co., Virginia.7,2 His Social Security Number was 226-32-2808.8 He was born on May 16, 1908 at Floyd Co., Virginia.8,1 He married Inez Nolen, daughter of Callahill H. Nolen and Louise Graham, on January 18, 1945 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 Leonard Hall Strickler died on September 27, 1987 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 79.7,2

Census Records

1910Dwelling 27, Division 49, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1920Dwelling 4, District 97, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1930Dwelling 205, District 10, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1940Dwelling 17, District 32-11, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia6

Occupation

1930Farm laborer5
1940Farm laborer6
1945Farmer1

Family

Inez Nolen b. April 14, 1904, d. June 11, 1971
Marriage*Leonard Hall Strickler married Inez Nolen, daughter of Callahill H. Nolen and Louise Graham, on January 18, 1945 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 

Citations

  1. [S13] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 6, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  3. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S291] Kendra Arthur, J. D. Howery, Donna J. Robertson, and family records Barb Reininger with additional annotation Arthur Unknown, Pine Creek Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  8. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Rosa Altice/Richardson1

F, b. circa 1874
     Rosa Altice/Richardson Rosa Altice could be the same Rosa Richardson who married Elijah Altice in 1898. She was born circa 1874 at Virginia.2 She married James Monroe Radford, son of Joshua R. Radford and Sarah Agee, in 1902 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 As of 1902,her married name was Radford.1

Family

James Monroe Radford b. August 30, 1869, d. 1930
Marriage*Rosa Altice/Richardson married James Monroe Radford, son of Joshua R. Radford and Sarah Agee, in 1902 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1 

Citations

  1. [S8] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 4, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S33] Surnames of Families of Floyd Co., Virginia, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~barbr/zz_main_contents.htm

Laura Alice Terry1

F, b. April 25, 1866, d. September 19, 1923
FatherSamuel A. Terry b. August 10, 1839, d. August 5, 1914
MotherLoza/Lauza A. Moore b. January 5, 1844, d. March 23, 1893
     Laura Alice Terry was buried at West Family Cemetery, Westwood, Route 4, Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.1 She was born on April 25, 1866 at Virginia.1 She died on September 19, 1923 at Virginia at age 57.1

Census Records

1890Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia2

Citations

  1. [S1021] Mary Conner Williams, West Family Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  2. [S131] Virginia Court House abbreviated copy on file at Floyd Co., 1890 United States Federal Census.

Terry Samuel West1,2,3,4

M, b. January 28, 1890, d. April 11, 1937
FatherWilliam Jackson West1,5,6 b. September 4, 1862, d. January 19, 1955
MotherEura Ellen Terry5,6 b. February 5, 1869, d. November 16, 1943
     Terry Samuel West was buried at West Family Cemetery, Westwood, Route 4, Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.2 He was born on January 28, 1890 at Pizarro, Floyd Co., Virginia.2,3,4 He married Ima Claire Saunders circa 1916.7,8 Terry Samuel West died on April 11, 1937 at Court House District, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 47.2,4

Census Records

1900Dwelling 126, District 18, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1910Dwelling 248, District 49, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1920Dwelling 75, District 127, Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia9
1930Dwelling 102, District 12, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia8

Occupation

1920Livery worker9
1930Auto repair shop owner8

Family

Ima Claire Saunders b. October 8, 1897, d. June 15, 1971
Marriage*Terry Samuel West married Ima Claire Saunders circa 1916.7,8 
Children

Citations

  1. [S1019] Will of William J. West will, Will of William J. West, unknown repository.
  2. [S1021] Mary Conner Williams, West Family Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  3. [S533] National Archives and Records Administration, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.
  4. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  5. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S3] Mary Conner Williams, "Conner Family Researcher Mary Conner Williams," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, 2001-2005.
  8. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S1023] Virginia Floyd Co., Floyd Co., Virginia Deed Book 56, From the will of Terry S. West, presented to the court Jun 20, 1938.
  11. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Eura West Banner obituary in the Jan 23, 2015 edition.
  12. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Franklin Delano West obituary in the Oct 22, 2021 edition.
  13. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  14. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the John William West obituary in the Feb 3, 2016 edition.
  15. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the West sisters double wedding announcement in an undated edition.
  16. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

John Grover West1,2

M, b. October 11, 1892, d. September 1, 1973
FatherWilliam Jackson West1,3,4,5,6,7 b. September 4, 1862, d. January 19, 1955
MotherEura Ellen Terry1,4,5,6,7 b. February 5, 1869, d. November 16, 1943
     His Social Security Number was 224-20-1169.8 John Grover West was buried at Jacksonville Burial Ground, Rt. 8, 0.25 miles south of Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia; His tombstone reads "Virginia PVT U.S. Army World War I."9,2 He was born on October 11, 1892 at Floyd Co., Virginia.9,8,1 He married Mary Katherine "Kate" Cannaday, daughter of Tazewell Howard Cannaday and Julia Ann Foster, on March 15, 1939 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,9,10 John Grover West died on September 1, 1973 at Salem, Roanoke Co., Virginia, at age 80.2 He FLOYD -- John Grover West, age 80, died Sunday, September 1, 1973, in a Salem hospital. He was a veteran of World War I. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. O. O. Atto of Floyd, Miss Alice West of Floyd; three nephews, John William West of Floyd; Richard S. West of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Franklin D. West of Salem; two nieces, Mrs. W. P. Jackson of Roanoke, Mrs. James Turner of Salem. Funeral services were Tuesday, September 4, 1973, at 10 a.m. the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Grady Winegar and Dr. H. G. See officiating. Interment followed in Jacksonville Cemetery. on September 6, 1973.2

Census Records

1900Dwelling 126, District 18, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1910Dwelling 248, District 49, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1920Dwelling 100, District 99, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1920Dwelling 94, District 112, Leatherwood, Henry Co., VirginiaEnumerated in the household of his uncle Walter West7
1940Dwelling 59, District 32-7, Court House District, Floyd Co., Virginia11

Occupation

1920Farmer7
1940Auto mechanic11

Family

Mary Katherine "Kate" Cannaday b. November 5, 1905, d. December 16, 1961
Marriage*John Grover West married Mary Katherine "Kate" Cannaday, daughter of Tazewell Howard Cannaday and Julia Ann Foster, on March 15, 1939 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,9,10 

Citations

  1. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  2. [S116] Floyd Press, From the John Grover West obituary in the Sep 6, 1973 edition.
  3. [S1019] Will of William J. West will, Will of William J. West, unknown repository.
  4. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Willie West Sowers obituary in the Jun 14, 1973 edition.
  5. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  9. [S328] Donna J. Robertson, Tombstone Inscriptions of Floyd County, Virginia.
  10. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  11. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Mary L. West1,2

F, b. June 18, 1897, d. December 1, 1971
FatherWilliam Jackson West3,4,5,1,2 b. September 4, 1862, d. January 19, 1955
MotherEura Ellen Terry4,5,1,2 b. February 5, 1869, d. November 16, 1943
     Mary L. West was buried at West Family Cemetery, Westwood, Route 4, Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.6,2 She was born on June 18, 1897 at Floyd Co., Virginia.6,2 She died on December 1, 1971 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 74.6,2

Census Records

1900Dwelling 126, District 18, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1910Dwelling 248, District 49, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1920Dwelling 100, District 99, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia1

Citations

  1. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  3. [S1019] Will of William J. West will, Will of William J. West, unknown repository.
  4. [S132] National Archives and Records Administration, 1900 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S1021] Mary Conner Williams, West Family Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.

Alice Permelia West1,2

F, b. September 11, 1902, d. December 2, 1991
FatherWilliam Jackson West3,4,5,6,7,8 b. September 4, 1862, d. January 19, 1955
MotherEura Ellen Terry4,5,6,7,8 b. February 5, 1869, d. November 16, 1943
     Alice Permelia West was buried at West Family Cemetery, Westwood, Route 4, Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 Her Social Security Number was 226-42-5481.9 She was born on September 11, 1902 at Virginia.9,2 She died on December 2, 1991 at Radford, Virginia, at age 89.9,1,2 She Alice Permelia West, 89, died Monday, December 2, in a Radford hospital. She taught school for over forty years in Virginia, retiring from the Fairfax County Schools in 1967. Upon retirement, she received many tributes from former students and parents for her dedicated work. She has been involved in various activities including the Garden Club, the Historical Society, the Virginia Retired Teachers Association as well as the Floyd United Methodist Women. She received numerous awards for her flower arrangements, was an avid gardener and had raised thousands of boxwoods. She is survived by one sister, Erma Atto of Floyd; two nieces, Eura Banner of Roanoke; and Mary Alice Turner, Salem; three nephews, John W. West, Roanoke; Richard S. West, Chattanooga, Tenn; and Frank D. West, Salem; also several great-nieces and great-nephews. The funeral will be Thursday 1:00 p.m. at the Floyd United Methodist Church with the Rev. Leonard Arnold officiating. Interment will be in the West Family Cemetery on the family farm, Westwood, Route 4, Floyd. The family will receive friends 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at Wood Funeral Home. on December 4, 1991.1

Census Records

1910Dwelling 248, District 49, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1920Dwelling 100, District 99, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1930Dwelling 147, District 10, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1940Dwelling 155, District 32-12, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia8

Occupation

1930Public school teacher7
1940Teacher8

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Alice Permelia West obitutary in the Dec 4, 1991 edition.
  2. [S1021] Mary Conner Williams, West Family Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  3. [S1019] Will of William J. West will, Will of William J. West, unknown repository.
  4. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Willie West Sowers obituary in the Jun 14, 1973 edition.
  5. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Willie Ila West1,2,3

F, b. August 24, 1908, d. June 9, 1973
FatherWilliam Jackson West1,2,4,5,6,7,3 b. September 4, 1862, d. January 19, 1955
MotherEura Ellen Terry2,4,5,6,7,3 b. February 5, 1869, d. November 16, 1943
     Willie Ila West was buried at West Family Cemetery, Westwood, Route 4, Floyd, Floyd Co., Virginia.8,4,3 She and Frank Robertson Sowers were divorced.9 Willie Ila West was born on August 24, 1908 at Floyd Co., Virginia.8,2,3 She married Frank Robertson Sowers, son of Joseph Albert Sowers and Lucy Etta "Bea" Scott, on November 29, 1934 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.2 As of November 29, 1934,her married name was Sowers. Willie Ila West died on June 9, 1973 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 64.8,4,3 She FLOYD -- Mrs. Willie West Sowers, age 64, died Saturday, June 9, 1973, in a Roanoke hospital. She was a former Floyd County school teacher. She was the daughter of the late William J. and Eura Terry West. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. O. O. Atto, and Miss Alice West, both of Floyd; one brother, John G. West, Floyd. Funeral services were held Monday, June 11, 1973, at 11:00 a.m. at the Floyd United Methodist Church, the Rev. Grady C. Winegar officiating. Burial followed in the family cemetery. on June 14, 1973.4

Census Records

1910Dwelling 248, District 49, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia5
1920Dwelling 100, District 99, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia6
1930Dwelling 147, District 10, Little River, Floyd Co., Virginia7
1940Dwelling 262, District 119-37, Roanoke, Virginia10

Occupation

1930Public school teacher7

Family

Frank Robertson Sowers b. July 22, 1912, d. April, 1984
Divorce*Willie Ila West and Frank Robertson Sowers were divorced.9 
Marriage* Willie Ila West married Frank Robertson Sowers, son of Joseph Albert Sowers and Lucy Etta "Bea" Scott, on November 29, 1934 at Montgomery Co., Virginia.2 

Citations

  1. [S1019] Will of William J. West will, Will of William J. West, unknown repository.
  2. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  4. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Willie West Sowers obituary in the Jun 14, 1973 edition.
  5. [S205] National Archives and Records Administration, 1910 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S1021] Mary Conner Williams, West Family Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  9. [S3] Mary Conner Williams, "Conner Family Researcher Mary Conner Williams," e-mail to Scott Schaffer, 2001-2005.
  10. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

Robert Edward Sink1,2

M, b. December 17, 1918, d. July 21, 1948
FatherJames Monroe Sink1,2 b. May 8, 1880, d. April 15, 1939
MotherLydia Margaret Aldridge1,2 b. October 21, 1883, d. December 31, 1969
     Robert Edward Sink married Mary Ellen "Honey" Wimmer, daughter of Thomas Flemmington "Flem" Wimmer and Hattie F. DeWeese.1 Robert Edward Sink was buried at Copper Hill Church of the Brethren Cemetery, 8838 Floyd Hwy N. US Hwy 221, Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia.2 He was born on December 17, 1918 at Floyd Co., Virginia.1,2 He died on July 21, 1948 at age 29; Robert committed suicide.1,2

Census Records

1940Dwelling 208, Enumeration District 34-2, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia3

Occupation

1940Park service traffic checker3

Family

Mary Ellen "Honey" Wimmer b. November 15, 1915, d. August 15, 2002
Marriage*Robert Edward Sink married Mary Ellen "Honey" Wimmer, daughter of Thomas Flemmington "Flem" Wimmer and Hattie F. DeWeese.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S162] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, William G. "The Settler" Aldridge, Floyd Co., VA.
  2. [S44] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, The Christopher and Nancy Moore Richards Family of Franklin Co., VA.
  3. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.

Norma Jean Sink1,2,3,4,5

F, b. July 24, 1938, d. June 17, 1992
FatherRobert Edward Sink1,3,4,6 b. December 17, 1918, d. July 21, 1948
MotherMary Ellen "Honey" Wimmer1,2,3,4,7,6 b. November 15, 1915, d. August 15, 2002
     Norma Jean Sink was buried at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, 5737 Airport Road NW, Roanoke, Virginia.7 Her married name was Sutphin.2 She married Christy Elijah Sutphin Jr., son of Christy Elijah Sutphin Sr. and Sallie Pugh.2,7 Norma Jean Sink was born on July 24, 1938 at Floyd Co., Virginia.8,6 As of September 25, 1959,her married name was Tinsley.6 She married Paskel Wade Tinsley Jr. on September 25, 1959 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.6 Norma Jean Sink and Paskel Wade Tinsley Jr. were divorced on October 1, 1964 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.5 Norma Jean Sink died on June 17, 1992 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 53.9,7 She Norma Jean Sutphin, age 53, went to be with the Lord on June 17, 1992. She was a faithful and dedicated member of Patterson Memorial Grace Brethren Church. She will be sadly missed by her husband, children, family and many friends. Surviving is her husband, Chris E. Sutphin, Jr; a daughter, Sonja Sutphin; a stepson and daughter-in-law, Eric and Lori Sutphin of Vinton; a stepdaughter, Sherry St. Clair of Roanoke; her mother, Mary E. Hundley of Roanoke; two sisters and brother-in-law, Bonnie and John Dunn of Check; Iris S. Willis of Christiansburg; three stepgrandchildren, Chad Sutphin, Crystal and Chance St. Clair. Services will be from Patterson Memorial Grace Brethren Church at 1:00 p.m. Saturday. Pastor Don Eshelman and the Rev. Frank Wimmer will officiate. The remains will be moved to the church 1 hour prior to service. Interment will be in Blue Memorial Gardens. on June 19, 1992.7

Census Records

1940Dwelling 208, Enumeration District 34-2, Blackwater, Franklin Co., Virginia4

Family 1

Paskel Wade Tinsley Jr.
Marriage*Norma Jean Sink married Paskel Wade Tinsley Jr. on September 25, 1959 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.6 
Divorce* Norma Jean Sink and Paskel Wade Tinsley Jr. were divorced on October 1, 1964 at Roanoke Co., Virginia.5 

Family 2

Christy Elijah Sutphin Jr. b. May 18, 1934, d. May 10, 2019
Marriage*Norma Jean Sink married Christy Elijah Sutphin Jr., son of Christy Elijah Sutphin Sr. and Sallie Pugh.2,7 
Child
  • Sonja Leigh Sutphin7

Citations

  1. [S162] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, William G. "The Settler" Aldridge, Floyd Co., VA.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Mary Wimmer Hundley obituary in the Aug 16, 2002 edition.
  3. [S44] Sylvia Gearheart Albert, The Christopher and Nancy Moore Richards Family of Franklin Co., VA.
  4. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S5151] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-2014.
  6. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  7. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Norma Jean Sutphin obituary in the Jun 19, 1992 edition.
  8. [S1235] Ancestry.com, U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1.
  9. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Morgan Greer Keaton1,2

M, b. April 1, 1918, d. March 5, 2001
FatherMorgan M. Keaton1,3,2 b. October 21, 1891, d. May 11, 1981
MotherJessie Helen Brown1,3,2 b. May 5, 1891, d. December 4, 1993
     His Social Security Number was 550-10-7293.4 Morgan Greer Keaton married Joan Wilburn.5 Morgan Greer Keaton was born on April 1, 1918 at Des Moines, Polk Co., Iowa.4,1,2 He and Joan Wilburn were divorced in July, 1967 at Alameda, Alameda Co., California.5 Morgan Greer Keaton married Geraldin F. Kearns on April 4, 1970 at Monterey Co., California.6 Morgan Greer Keaton and Geraldin F. Kearns were divorced in May, 1972 at San Francisco, San Francisco Co., California.5 Morgan Greer Keaton died on March 5, 2001 at California at age 82.4

Census Records

1930Dwelling 557, District 1077, Long Beach, Los Angeles Co., California3

Family 1

Joan Wilburn
Marriage*Morgan Greer Keaton married Joan Wilburn.5 
Divorce* Morgan Greer Keaton and Joan Wilburn were divorced in July, 1967 at Alameda, Alameda Co., California.5 

Family 2

Geraldin F. Kearns
Marriage*Morgan Greer Keaton married Geraldin F. Kearns on April 4, 1970 at Monterey Co., California.6 
Divorce* Morgan Greer Keaton and Geraldin F. Kearns were divorced in May, 1972 at San Francisco, San Francisco Co., California.5 

Citations

  1. [S98] Erma Conner Sowers, Descendants of Littleberry Vest.
  2. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  3. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  5. [S1493] California Center for Health Statistics, California Divorce Index, 1966-1984.
  6. [S1450] Sacramento, California Department of Health Services, California Marriage Index, 1960-1985.

Helen Lorraine Keaton1,2,3

F, b. November 24, 1921, d. May 6, 2006
FatherMorgan M. Keaton1,4,2,3 b. October 21, 1891, d. May 11, 1981
MotherJessie Helen Brown1,4,2,3 b. May 5, 1891, d. December 4, 1993
     Her married name was Perdue.3 Her married name was Shook.3 Helen Lorraine Keaton married Roy Shook.3 Helen Lorraine Keaton married Arthur Perdue.3 Helen Lorraine Keaton was born on November 24, 1921 at Sacramento, Sacramento Co., California.1,2,5,3 She and Roy Shook were divorced on October 23, 1980 at Ventura Co., California.6 Helen Lorraine Keaton died on May 6, 2006 at Ojai, Ventura Co., California, at age 84.5,3 She Helen Lorraine Shook, 84, of Ojai, died at her home on Saturday, May 6, 2006, after a battle with cancer. She was born Nov. 24, 1921 in Sacramento, Calif., a Daughter of the American Revolution, and an 11th-generation descendant of the Mayflower passenger, John Howland. She was the first daughter of Morgan Keaton, of Virginia, who later became California State Assemblyman of the 56th District, and Jessie Helen Brown, of Wisconsin. Mrs. Shook moved to Ojai more than 35 years ago and became a real estate broker and property manager. She is survived by four children, Gary Perdue, Robert Perdue, Ron Perdue, and Debra Fry. Memorial services will be held Thursday, May 11, at 5 p.m. at Ojai Valley Wesleyan Church, located at the corner of Topa Topa and Ventura streets, behind Starr Market in downtown Ojai on May 10, 2006.3

Census Records

1930Dwelling 557, District 1077, Long Beach, Los Angeles Co., California4
1940Dwelling 227, District 48-33, Vallejo, Solano Co., California7

Family 1

Roy Shook
Marriage*Helen Lorraine Keaton married Roy Shook.3 
Divorce* Helen Lorraine Keaton and Roy Shook were divorced on October 23, 1980 at Ventura Co., California.6 

Family 2

Arthur Perdue
Marriage*Helen Lorraine Keaton married Arthur Perdue.3 
Children
  • Debra Perdue3
  • Gary Lee Perdue3,7
  • Robert Arthur Perdue3
  • Ronald Russell "Ron" Perdue3

Citations

  1. [S98] Erma Conner Sowers, Descendants of Littleberry Vest.
  2. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  3. [S3825] Ojai Valley News, From the Helen Lorraine Shook obituary in the May 10, 2006 edition.
  4. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  6. [S1493] California Center for Health Statistics, California Divorce Index, 1966-1984.
  7. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.

David Gale Gish1,2

M, b. November 22, 1958, d. April 16, 2001
FatherGeorge Gale Gish3,4
MotherMarie Hollins3,4,2
     David Gale Gish was buried at Franklin Memorial Park, Virgil Goode Highway, Rocky Mount, Franklin Co., Virginia.2 His Social Security Number was 227-92-3058.5 He married Denise Ward.4 David Gale Gish was born on November 22, 1958; The SSDI has a birth date of Nov 22, 1959.2,5 He died on April 16, 2001 at Virginia at age 42.5,2 He GISH, David Gale, 42, of Hardy, passed away Monday, April 16, 2001 . He was born November 22, 1958, the son of the late George Gale Gish. He worked many years as a dairy farmer and the last few years as a salesman for Boone Tractor in Bedford, Va. He was a member and active deacon of Chamblissburg Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Denise W. Gish of Hardy; two daughters, Sarah Elizabeth Gish and Lydia Marie Gish, both of Hardy; mother and stepfather, Marie and Charles Crouch of Roanoke; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Mark E. and Donna Gish, Daniel and Tamera Gish, Glen and Wendy Gish, all of Hardy; maternal grandparents, Astor and Evelyn Hollins of Goodview; paternal grandmother, Evelyn Gish of Roanoke; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Friday, April 20, 2001 at Lotz Vinton Chapel with the Rev. George Law and Dr. Kenneth Scoggins officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Thursday night from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements by Lotz Funeral Home, Vinton Chapel. on April 18, 2001.2

Family

Denise Ward
Marriage*He married Denise Ward.4 
Children
  • Sara Elizabeth Gish4,2
  • Lydia Marie Gish4,2

Citations

  1. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Astor Carl Hollins, Sr. obituary in the Jul 24, 2008 edition.
  2. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the David Gale Gish obituary in the Apr 18, 2001 edition.
  3. [S98] Erma Conner Sowers, Descendants of Littleberry Vest.
  4. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  5. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Faye Ellen Hollins1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

F, b. February 16, 1940, d. November 19, 1976
FatherAstor Carl Hollins Sr.1,2,4,3,5,6 b. June 21, 1919, d. July 14, 2008
MotherEvelyn Marie Noell1,2,4,3,5,6 b. November 12, 1920, d. March 27, 2004
     Faye Ellen Hollins was buried at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, 5737 Airport Road NW, Roanoke, Virginia.3,8 Her Social Security Number was 226-64-6209.9 She was born on February 16, 1940 at Bedford Co., Virginia.2,6,7,8,9 As of April 13, 1968,her married name was Brown.6 She married Rev. Jessie Michael "Mike" Brown on April 13, 1968 at Roanoke, Virginia.1,2,3,6,8 Faye Ellen Hollins died on November 19, 1976 at Roanoke, Virginia, at age 36.3,8 She ROANOKE -- Faye Hollins Brown, age 34, of 2048 Laura Dr., N.W., passed away Friday, Nov. 19, 1976. She was a medical missionary sponsored by several churches in Floyd County, and had been serving in central Africa. Surviving are her husband, Rev. Jessie (Mike) Brown; two sons, William Brown, Carl Brown, both at home; two brothers, Rev. A. C. Hollins, Jr., White Sulphur Springs, W. Va., Robert Hollins, Roanoke; two sisters, Mrs. Gale (Marie) Gish, Hardy, Mrs. Wesley (Dianne) Scuggs*, Roanoke; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Astor C. Hollins, Sr., Goodview. She was the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Hollins, Copper Hill. Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 22, 1976, at 3 p.m. from the Chamblissburg Baptist Church, 12 miles east of Vinton on Rt. 24. The Rev. George C. Law officiated. Interment was in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. on November 25, 1976.3

Family

Rev. Jessie Michael "Mike" Brown
Marriage*She married Rev. Jessie Michael "Mike" Brown on April 13, 1968 at Roanoke, Virginia.1,2,3,6,8 
Children
  • William Brown1,2,3
  • Carl Brown1,2,3

Citations

  1. [S98] Erma Conner Sowers, Descendants of Littleberry Vest.
  2. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  3. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Faye Hollins Brown obituary in the Nov 25, 1976 edition.
  4. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Evelyn Marie Noell Hollins obituary in the Mar 29, 2004 edition.
  5. [S116] Floyd Press, From the Astor Carl Hollins, Sr. obituary in the Jul 24, 2008 edition.
  6. [S5130] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014.
  7. [S5152] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Birth Records, 1864-2014.
  8. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  9. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Alvin Esmond Conner1,2

M, b. July 22, 1916, d. May 29, 2002
FatherGuy Ezra Conner3,4,2,5,6,7,8,9 b. February 8, 1889, d. September 14, 1980
MotherNellie Frances Poff3,4,2,5,8,9 b. July 6, 1891, d. October 15, 1953
     His Social Security Number was 227-12-3105.10 Alvin Esmond Conner was buried at Wilson Cemetery, Daniel's Run Road (Rt. 661), Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia.1,11 He was born on July 22, 1916 at Floyd Co., Virginia.10,2,11 He married Attaway Virginia Board, daughter of Alvin Trigg Board and Claudia Demercy "Claudie" Poff, on January 2, 1939 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,12,1,5 Alvin Esmond Conner died on May 29, 2002 at Copper Hill, Floyd Co., Virginia, at age 85.1,10,11 He CONNER, Alvin Esmond, 85, of Copper Hill, passed away Wednesday, May 29, 2002 at his home. Surviving are his wife, Attaway Board Conner, of Copper Hill; daughter & son-in-law, Nancy & Jerry Shaver, of Copper Hill; grandchildren, Barry Shaver, of Shawsville, Sherrie Janney, of Floyd; sister & brother-in-law, Aldene & Thomas Nichols, of Roanoke County; four great-grandchildren; and several other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, May 31, 2002 at the Maberry Funeral Home Chapel, Floyd, with Rev. Jim Worline officiating. Burial will follow in the Wilson Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Maberry Funeral Home. on May 30, 2002.1

Census Records

1920Dwelling 88, District 100, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia3
1930Dwelling 97, District 12, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia4
1940Dwelling 180, District 32-13, Locust Grove, Floyd Co., Virginia13

Occupation

1940Farmer13

Family

Attaway Virginia Board b. February 7, 1920, d. November 7, 2003
Marriage*Alvin Esmond Conner married Attaway Virginia Board, daughter of Alvin Trigg Board and Claudia Demercy "Claudie" Poff, on January 2, 1939 at Floyd Co., Virginia.2,12,1,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Alvin Esmond Conner obituary in the May 30, 2002 edition.
  2. [S12] Floyd Co., Virginia Court House, Book 5, Floyd Co., Virginia Marriage Records.
  3. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S349] Erma C. Sowers, A Report on the Descendants of Henry Iddings and Abigail Richardson.
  6. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Arnie Conner Dowdy obituary in an unknown newspaper.
  7. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Guy E. Conner obituary in an undated edition.
  8. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From an unidentified funeral home pamphlet for Guy Ezra Conner.
  9. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Viola Aldene Conner Nichols obituary in the Feb 28, 2009 edition.
  10. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  11. [S920] Paul Craghead, Wilson Cemetery, Floyd Co., VA.
  12. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Attaway Board Conner obituary in the Nov 9, 2003 edition.
  13. [S3353] National Archives and Records Administration, 1940 United States Federal Census.
  14. [S5149] Virginia Department of Health, Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.
  15. [S102] Roanoke Times, From the Nancy Conner Shaver obituary in the Sep 6, 2003 edition.